The Cretan olive oil has become an integral part of Cretan cuisine, and is the most basic element of Cretan traditional diet.
The Cretan olive oil, and especially the more refined form, excellent (extra) virgin olive oil, is a delicacy in Europe.
What makes the Cretan olive oil so popular?
First of all, the way of production. Produced with simple, mechanical crushing of olives, without chemical processes and additives. In this way, it keeps alive all the beneficial for the body of olive substances.
Finally, Cretan olive oil, as an ingredient in recipes, is extremely resistant to cooking (especially frying) at high temperatures, maintaining the quality and taste. This contrasts with the low quality oil or margarine, which when fried at high temperatures produce harmful, even carcinogenic compounds. With Cretan olive oil as a key ingredient in our cooking, we are sure we watch our health!